As a logged in user I should be able to change my secret key passphrase

Q1. What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
It is not possible at the moment to change the secret key passphrase from the UI.

Q2 - Who is impacted?
Everyone but especially people that use a weak passphrase.

Q3 - Why is it important and/or urgent?
This will help improve security.

Q4 - What is your proposed solution? (optional)
there is a workaround, the bad news is that it’s not very user friendly. What you need to do:

  • Export your private key
  • Import your private key in another Gpg compatible keyring and change the passphrase there
  • Export your updated private key
  • Follow the recover procedure in passbolt load up your private key with the new passphrase.

Ref. As a logged in user I should be able to change my secret key passphrase · Issue #112 · passbolt/passbolt_api · GitHub

Q5. Community support
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Is there update on this feature?
This is quite a basic feature to be missing

Hi @james.bradford, no update at the moment. Our current focus is elsewhere (folders).

Hi @remy,

Can you tell us the current status of the feature request or maybe an estimated release time?
As James said, this is a relatively elementary feature that prevents us from extending the passbolt tests to teams other than the IT department.

Best regards,

Hello @abrix,

This is part of the long pending improvements we want implement once we have completed the next release, which is a complete rewrite / migration of our front-end to React and took more time than expected. We’re currently in testing phase, so updating the passphrase should be done by Q1 2021.

Done as part of v3.1 released in march 2021.

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